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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th June 2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: SEO Is Changing In 2016

These threads are so full of misinformation that it's becoming hilarious. You have one guy with 20 posts write a long article full of regurgitated information. Then you have those that actually KNOW...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st June 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: The Loss Of Valued Contributors to this Forum

Hi Ewen,

Yeah, I don't blame you one bit. I stopped posting anything of real value a few months ago simply because I could be posting that information on property that I own.

The biggest...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I want to start a web development company

You can find more information about Nathan at his blog IncomeBully(dot)com
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Shut up, and listen.

Yep



This^^^

Listening is an absolute must. However, there must be a "method to the madness", as well, as Ken pointed out. You want to listen to what they're saying, but by having a proven...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I want to start a web development company

Hi,

The way you've worded your question makes it difficult to understand. Ultimately, there are several ways to acquire new clients/customers. There are others here more qualified to answer this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th March 2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,985
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I want to start a web development company

Thanks for clarifying that. I also bought Nathan's WSO and yes, it is excellent. (Don't go gettin' a swelled head, Nathan - Lol).

I've heard that the smaller companies are the biggest headache and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th March 2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,201
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: This Lights A Fire Under A Prospects Ass To Take Action

This leads me to think of them being emotionally engaged, trying to resolve some type of pain point.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,201
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: This Lights A Fire Under A Prospects Ass To Take Action

I think Claude nailed it with "hurt the competition".

This fits both a sales presentation or political fundraiser. There are some competitors who are friendly to each other, but there are also...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,201
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: This Lights A Fire Under A Prospects Ass To Take Action

"Just Do It"

Lol

Stop picking on us, Ewen!
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Offline vs online marketing, am I missing something?

Last I heard, Bob Ross and many of his students are still doing very well with direct mail clients, though I don't know what kind of repeat business they get. The difference between ValPak and a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,618
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Question: What's Stopping You From Using Direct Mail?

Copywriting. Now that I'm actually bringing in clients I've been seriously considering print advertising, but I'm not real confident with my copywriting skills, at least not using postcards and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Pricing questions.

Bam!!!

You, Oz, Ewen and Jason nailed it.

Something I learned years ago is that "all buyers are liars". Maybe not all, but most. I'd never ask someone upfront how much their budget is without...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th February 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,525
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I need to outsource SEO ... who do you guys use??

Update: I left Semantic Mastery and went back to Local Profit Breakthrough. I have nothing bad to say about them, they have excellent information. You can get a lot of it free on YouTube. My...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,069
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: So...you've got no skills

Yep. Always ask questions and listen to your customers. They'll usually tell you exactly what they need if you're asking them the right questions.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,525
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I need to outsource SEO ... who do you guys use??

I agree about learning to do it yourself. It's a constantly changing thing, but if you don't get too far from white hat methods you should be okay over the long haul.

Here are a few I know are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd January 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Building WordPress Sites for Clients

I agree with Jason. I've built a couple sites recently for businesses and one has become a real pain. The guy I sold it to passed the project over to his office manager and it's been all downhill...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd January 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,854
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Are you bartering like your life depends on it???

The OP simply posted a few different ways that he was bartering. I doubt that it was meant as a "blueprint" for anyone to follow verbatim. Not everyone thinks the same way or has the same skill set....
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,119
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

First of all, I'm NOT stupid! Let's make that clear. There are some very intelligent marketers that hang out and post here, or at least there used to be. There are still a few and I'm one of them,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,119
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

Once again, this is your take on it. That doesn't make it a reason for someone to not start working. Would it be nice if people call you? Absolutely! But I'm not one to sit around and wait.

Anyone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,119
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I Went From 0 to 25k a Month in 2 Years-Heres 7 Things that Would Have Got Me There in Half the

I respectfully disagree. I don't have a website in the niche I've been targeting and started doing this about a year ago part time. I've also sold supplies and equipment in a niche industry for over...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th December 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: "I Just Get Paid Commission"

They take it with them wherever they go. It must be one really freakin' good vacuum, right?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,742
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: On Christmas Day? Seriously?

Hi Charlie,

Honestly, I used to not like it either until I understood that a lot of them are from autoresponders, as both Jason and Kay already pointed out.

I've also cleaned my list of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th November 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Getting past vs engaging the gatekeeper ?

Claude is spot on (again).

I simply ask their name again to confirm it. Example, "you said that's Bob Smith?" As I write it down.

I then ask if he's available to talk for a minute. Here is when...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: The Marketing Myth That Is Killing Businesses

You should have been a marriage counselor, Ewen. My wife will be home any minute now and I find myself wanting to go buy a drill. Funny how that works. Lol
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: The Marketing Myth That Is Killing Businesses

I believe it read:

"When people go looking for a drill, they don't need a drill, they need a hole".

In other words, you've gotta "drill down" to find out what their real pain point is. (Sorry,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Craigslist Posting

If you go to Facebook and type in "Local Client Takeover" you'll be taken to their group page. Ask to join. You should be approved quickly. Once you've received approval ask for access to the LCT...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: The Marketing Myth That Is Killing Businesses

Well, it used to be posted on his website, but it looks like he took it down. I believe there were two days. Here was the link to day one.

http://russruffino.com/warrior-event-2011-day-one
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,929
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: The Marketing Myth That Is Killing Businesses

Russ Ruffino is a freaking prodigy. I've followed this guy ever since he first quit his job as a bartender a few years ago. He used to put out some pretty good products (WSOs and Clickbank?) back in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th November 2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Dialing Software For Telemarketing At Home

Thanks DaniMc! Much appreciated. I checked out CallFire and they want $199.00 per month for 5500 minutes. That's not too bad, but it seems kind of spendy when there's a limit.

I found another...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,517
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Advice from a million dollar marketer

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much this place has changed. I'd have given just about anything (within reason) to know what Eric just shared for FREE back in 2004 when I first started doing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th October 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 6,756
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I refused to leave the classroom . . .

Those here on a rant against that Cop are a big minority, at least from what I've seen. Almost every post, article and comment that I've read elsewhere has said that although the Cop may have been a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th October 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 6,756
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I refused to leave the classroom . . .

I guess I'm on the opposite side of the fence. I've watched the video several times and although it's an unfortunate incident that may have been handled better, at what point are people in authority...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st October 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I have problems build relationships following up. Need Help.

Ask questions. Ask them things like what kind of businesses they're working with? Is that something they've always done or have they also worked in other areas? How long have they been doing this?...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th October 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Does anyone else have a phantom notification?

Hey Terra,

I've never even heard of that happening. Very strange. Has it only happened once? Have you reported it yet?

Please let us know how it turns out.

Joe
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,368
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: How To Get Clients Asking For Your Help, So You Can Avoid Rejection And Make More Cash… In 4 Ste

Hmmm....

Ewen Mack has put me on the spot. Thanks, Ewen. Lol

I'll see what comes to mind.



A few things come to mind.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th October 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,368
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: How To Get Clients Asking For Your Help, So You Can Avoid Rejection And Make More Cash… In 4 Ste

Great post, James!

I've actually seen similar steps listed elsewhere from others, but not used in the way that you're using the information.

One area where I've really struggled is building a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,208
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Cold Calling Basics In A Nutshell.

Thanks, Ron. Actually, it's John's thread. I'm just throwing in my two cents.

Oh, and if you really feel that way about the value I've shared, you can make that check out to "Joe Stewart".

Lol
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,208
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Cold Calling Basics In A Nutshell.

People have become over exposed to advertising and developed what's known as "banner blindness". A lot of it stems from poor, untargeted marketing. These are companies that are hitting unsuspecting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,397
Posted By Joe Stewart
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: My journey to becoming a successful telemarketer

I'd like to point out that in many cases a telemarketer IS a salesperson. Appointment setters don't close deals, they simply make appointments so that others can do it. Is there a certain amount of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,397
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Home Renovator Humiliates Web Guy After Getting $17,800 from $86 spent on direct mailing

I was wondering that, too. Leave us web guys alone! That's not nice!

Lol

Once again, great share - (minus the headline, though it DID get my attention).
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,484
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Plumber gets $183,203 more revenue from his Yellow Pages Ad

Hi Ewen,

I remember when this was first posted. Great stuff!

One thing I'd like to point out is that these results could have been improved much faster, and could likely still be improved, if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,208
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Cold Calling Basics In A Nutshell.

I wanted to comment on this statement, as well. No, cold calling isn't as bad as some would have you believe - if done right. That's by being kind, respectful and listening to the prospects needs....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,208
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Cold Calling Basics In A Nutshell.

Another way to do it without asking if it's a bad time to talk is to say "I can appreciate how busy you must be, so I'll make this brief" and then go right into your pitch.

You can also say "I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,208
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Cold Calling Basics In A Nutshell.

Hi,

I like your pitch. I do see a couple things that may help it be more effective.

#1. I'd say "my name is xyz and I OWN "Build a Website Company". (Knowing that they have a fellow business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,623
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Lead Gen/Rent-Site Success Formula

I'm already doing this on a limited basis and though I respect you sharing your experience, you're making the SEO part of the process seem a lot easier than it really is. Building a solid PBN for a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd September 2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Is anyone as skeptical as me about earning money online?

This ^^^^

You don't even have to create your own products. You can sell things as an affiliate. There are thousands of physical products at Amazon and many other sites. You can sell digital...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th August 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,501
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Some thoughts for cold callers...

John,

I just read your report in one sitting and I must say that it's fantastic. I've been in this "game" for many years, too, but have been suffering from burnout recently and gradually trying to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th July 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: fascinating to watch

That's why I put this in my post. I'm pretty sure he's promoting Stansberry Research. I saw several reviews of the product at Amazon, mostly in the middle. The general consensus is that yes, Mr. Paul...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th July 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: fascinating to watch

With all due respect, I have to disagree with the U.S. having the strongest and safest economy on the planet. Granted, I haven't had the time to check the books of the rest of the world economies...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th July 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,203
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Coca Cola or Pepsi?

Actually, I prefer RC (Royal Crown Cola), but it's not available very often, so when I do drink soda, I prefer Pepsi. About the only times I enjoy Coke is if it's on as ice at Mcdonalds or if it was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th July 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 3,726
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: THE General Lee ALSO!?!?!?!?!?

Good article.

I've spent a few years in different parts of the south. Why doesn't someone take an anonymous poll of African Americans from all around the country and see how they feel about it?
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd June 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: I freaking hate cold calling

Why are you calling "former" business owners? These people are out of business. Some of them retired and don't want to work anymore. Some are in debt up to their eyeballs. Others are bankrupt. A few...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd May 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Is pro baseball doomed?

Not only are the games slow, but the season is extremely long, too. A 162 game regular season, plus another 30 or so spring training games, plus the playoffs and World Series!

No thanks.

The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd May 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,281
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Best motivational movie

That used to really motivate me, and still does, but only to a point. When Stallone came clean about steroid use and then tried to defend it, it really shocked me. It's still inspiring, but not like...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th May 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By Joe Stewart
Re: Happy Birthday, Terra

Happy 29th, Terra!

:-)
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